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October 31, 2021
Dressing Up - a modern tile qal from Sew Sunshine

"Dressing Up"

Modern Tile Pattern by Mell Meyer 

27"x 27"

made from upcycled textiles  

hand appliqued shapes on all the blocks

hand quilted with big stitch in med gray

I used all black or black gray textiles. I have always wanted to do dark on dark and thought by making this pattern smaller I could accomplish it and keep my sanity. Sewing with dark thread on blacks requires lots of natural light for me. 

As you can imagine with the different textiles - denim, shirting, slippery shirting, skirt weight and stretch denim it was a challenge. Some areas have really ...

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October 11, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

And that makes 100 blocks. This was wonderful adventure. Now I get to play with block placement until I get something that works. I have no idea how it will all come together. 

If you are on the fence about trying out this pattern you can check out the great images folks are sharing on Instagram under #100days100blocks2021. Finished quilts are now showing up so you can see how people are putting these blocks together. 


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October 6, 2021
Surrounded Christmas QAL- Week 1- Cutting from Moda Lissa

Welcome! Hope you are here to join the Surrounded Christmas QAL. This is week 1 and the goal is to get your entire quilt cut out.

You will need Oh Scrap book available at quilt stores now for the actual measurements.

Today ‘s post is about yardages and cutting for the SURROUNDED QAL.

The original quilt used light sashing so the yardages from the book will vary some if you want dark sashing like I used in my version.

IF using a Fat quarter bundle, cut your sashing pieces first ( Listed under fabrics A in the book- qty 49) This ...

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October 4, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

So close to the finish line! 

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October 3, 2021
Time to Hustle – Quiltalong from Moda Lissa

On my “must make” list has always been a Christmas version of SURROUNDED from my book, OH, Scrap!

When I saw Hustle & Bustle by Basic Grey, I knew this fabric line was perfect for this project. There are enough big scale iconic fabrics to use for sashing and a nice range of greens and reds to be able to easily mix additional holiday lines.

The quilt takes a total of almost 10 yds which is what is in a Moda Fat Quarter bundle of 40 prints, but I wanted more variety so I added Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique and ...

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September 27, 2021
boho heart QAL from Making A Lather

 We have been making progress on our Jen kingwell boho blocks. Our Friday group is working together on this quilt as a QAL. Sue and Linda have kept up each week with the assignments. The rest of us are in various stages of behind. I just finished week 2 completely. We are on week 5.

mine

my daughter's block

We made these separately. Linda is working from her "wild" box and I am doing mine in rainbow stripes. Funny, how each of our blocks looks very much alike.

Linda on the left , mine on the right

here is the ...

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100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Spot the mistake! Not that I will fix the offending block. Only a couple more weeks and it will be time to start playing with settings. 

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September 20, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Approaching the finish line! I may have to rethink my opinion of samplers. 

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September 13, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Getting close to the end of this quilt along. So many different blocks!

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September 8, 2021
Positivity QAL - Winners from Sew Preeti Quilts

We have come to the end of our journey.  This is the final stop in the Positivity QAL 2021.

It took many emails, phone calls, scribbles and scrawls, and test blocks.  There were a couple of disappointments but many pleasant surprises. My hope was a dozen new quilts for the Mercyful Hospital. Bernie tells me that we have 19.  So far.

From Janine (Quilts from the Little House)

From Mary (Quilting is in my Blood)


I know Diann's quilt is in progress. Joy is working on (at least) two quilts and quilting one flimsy received from Astrid. Mari is ...

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September 6, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Another seven blocks finished! 

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August 30, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Sometimes when I make a block I wonder if I have missed an opportunity. I'm still not sure how all of these are going to become one quilt but I'm looking forward to it. 

If you are on the fence about trying out this pattern you can check out the great images folks are sharing on Instagram under #100days100blocks2021


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August 23, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

I've made it past the halfway mark! I'm still enjoying putting together these blocks. 

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August 16, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

I approach each block individually. I pick a single fabric and work with it to make that block. I'm not sure how these are going to go together but I'm hoping it all fits together. If you are on the fence about trying out this pattern you can check out the great images folks are sharing on Instagram under #100days100blocks2021

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August 10, 2021
Exciting Announcement: QUILTALONG! from Wedding Dress Blue

Earlier this year, Katy shared a picture of this wonderful quilt.

I thought it was a great idea! A few weeks ago I cut out pieces to make a similar quilt. Katy and I got to talking and decided it was just too much fun to keep to ourselves, so we are inviting you to join us and build a Two And Four quilt of your very own.

I am building a version similar to the one above (based on 2-1/2″ squares and strips) and Katy will share directions for making a very similar quilt, but using larger (and ...

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August 9, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

I love using up little pieces of leftover fabric to make these blocks. I'm still pulling from scrap bins and I think this will be a great quilt. I post these every day (except that one day when I forgot until the following day) on my Instagram. I tag all of the photos so you can easily find other makers. 


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August 2, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

I'm still loving each of these blocks. The finished quilt will be a wonderful combination of so many different fabrics I've used. Get your own copy of the Kinship: 100 Block Fusion Sampler and join in the 100 Days 100 Blocks quilt along project. 

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July 26, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

I suppose I should start looking at layout options. Some of these blocks would be great in a one or two-block quilt. It's great to add them to my block library. 

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July 25, 2021
The Positivity QAL - Finished Flimsy Winners from Sew Preeti Quilts

Bernie joins me in thanking all of you who completed the Positivity Flimsy and participated in the Linky Party.

We also thank all the designers who offered their patterns as prizes. See full announcement here

Here are the winners - Numbers 2, 9, 11, 13 and 19.

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July 19, 2021
100 Blocks 100 Days from Becca's Crazy Projects

Week number two of my 100 Days 100 Blocks quilt along project.

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